Started by Simonorged, January 23, 2013, 11:38:01 am
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Quote from: LeaflameSD on March 28, 2013, 08:58:13 amPregnancy is a beautiful thing, and I think people should be able to keep or abort the baby naturally.
QuoteAlso, OP, I'm sure any person who's gone through pre-eclampsia or eclampsia, gestational diabetes, hyperemesis gravidarum, diastasis recti, ectopic pregnancy or obstetric fistula would take offense at the idea that pregnancy is "The most beautiful biological process a human being can possibly have".Heck, even people who've gone through "typical" pregnancies - with "typical" pregnancy problems like morning sickness, incontinence, gingivitis, whole-body skin rashes (google "chloasma" or "pruritic urticarial papules" if you're curious and don't have a particularly weak stomach), permanent major physical, hormonal and/or emotional changes- would probably be a little upset at your characterization of pregnancy as a "beautiful" biological process.*(*This is to say nothing of all the invasive and expensive medical tests needed to maintain a healthy pregnancy, and nothing of the birth, which, in addition to the "typical" horrors of spinal anesthesia, hours or possibly days of labor and having to push another human being out of their uterus and through their cervix and vagina, might include the special horror of episiotomy or bad reactions to pain medication or anesthesia.) So yeah, pregnancy isn't a disease, but it opens the door to a whole host of them, some life-threatening, some merely terribly uncomfortable and potentially-debilitating. By denying this fact you deny the reality of every person who's ever gone through a pregnancy - wanted or unwanted, carried to term or not.
Quote from: NejinOniwa on March 28, 2013, 11:11:07 pmDNA-based modification is progress on a simple and natural level. We aren't breaking the bonds of our species - we're just speeding up its evolution and pointing it in the direction we want.Physical modification on the other hand...
Quote from: PentiumMMX on April 01, 2013, 05:07:04 pmObviously, that didn't last long; partially due to Mr. Rodgers for being one of the most vocal supporters of the VCR -w-